Fort Worth Wyatt kept a firm grip on what it wants most, a playoff spot.
Javonte Adams rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown Thursday to lead the Chaparrals to a 34-14 victory over Fort Worth Trimble Tech at Clark Stadium.
Wyatt (5-4, 3-3 in District 7-4A) remains in the hunt for a playoff berth, with Western Hills (3-6, 2-4) and Arlington Heights (2-6, 2-3).
Adams was the workhorse for Wyatt, with 27 carries.
After Ladell Marshall scored Wyatt's first touchdown on a 33-yard run, Adams gave the Chaparrals a 14-6 lead on a 42-yard run up the left sideline. The touchdown capped an eight-play, 64-yard drive, in which Adams carried five times.
Wyatt's second-quarter scoring drive proved critical. Lining up at quarterback, Quashunn Mitchell took a direct snap and raced to the left pylon for a 20-6 lead.
Tech (1-8, 0-6) was finally able to draw within 20-14 on a 12-yard run by DJ McMillan with 2:39 to play. The touchdown was set up by linebacker Jalan Marrow's interception.
But Wyatt had the answer. Mitchell took the ensuing kickoff 66 yards for a 27-14 lead. He then picked off a Trimble Tech pass and returned it 67 yards for a final touchdown.
It was decisive as the effort Tech's defense gave in the second half was squandered quickly. Wyatt had only four first downs and 94 total second-half yards.
McMillan had 14 carries for 69 yards and quarterback Jerrick McClain completed 10 passes for 111 yards to lead the Bulldogs.
Adams' effort helped Wyatt overcame 17 penalties for 131 yards.
Marshall and Deon Daniels combined to complete seven passes for 101 yards. Wyatt had 238 rushing yards.
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